Flames put out at Oxy Vinyls plant in La Porte, emergency officials say

A fire incident at Oxy Vinyls plant in La Porte Tuesday is under investigation, officials with the La Porte Office of Emergency Management said.

LA PORTE, Texas – A fire incident that happened at Oxy Vinyls plant in La Porte Tuesday is under investigation, officials with the La Porte Office of Emergency Management said.

It happened at 2400 Miller Cut-Off Rd. around 1:53 a.m.

When La Porte firefighters were called to the scene, they observed flames and smoke coming from the site. Officials said they were able to put out the blaze around 4 a.m., but smoke may still be visible to those in the area.

Emergency officials said no protective actions were recommended at the time since the fire was reportedly not a threat to the surrounding community.

According to Community Awareness Emergency Response (CAER), no injuries were reported. The plant coordinated with local officials and worked to resolve the issue as soon as possible, CAER said.

Oxy Vinyls sent KPRC 2 the following statement:

“Early Tuesday morning we had a fire at our OxyChem plant in La Porte, Texas, and emergency responders extinguished it without further incident. We want to thank the first responders for their quick and safe response. No injuries to plant personnel or responders have been reported, and all personnel are accounted for. Our first priority is safeguarding the health and safety of our workers and the community, and we will conduct an investigation to determine the cause.”


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